M.Phil Scholar Likely Among Militants Trapped in Achabal Encounter

June 17

Two Militants one of them, an MPhil Scholar, Zubair Ahmed Wani have been likely trapped by Government Forces in an encounter at Badoora area of Achabal in South Kashmir’s Islamabad (anantnag) district.

An Army official confirmed that 19 RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir Police and 164 Battalion of CRPF had laid a siege around Badoora at around 7 AM after receiving inputs about Militant movement in the area.

The holed up Militants attacked the forces firing at them, to which the forces retaliated, he said, As per the official two to three Militants are holed up in the area, however no fresh contact has been established with the holed up Militants.

Locals told The Kashmiriyat that no firing has been heard in the area for the past twenty minutes, Mobile internet services were shortly suspended in the entire district.

Sources, however, told The Kashmiriyat that Zubair Ahmed Wani from the nearby Dehruna area has been trapped at the site of the encounter, however Police has refused to comment on the identity of the Militants.

As Militant recruitment picked up the last year post the three encounters of April, 1 A photograph of Zubair Ahmad Wani – son of Muhammad Afzal Wani, who is resident of Dehruna area in Dooru of Islamabad (Anantnag) district posing with an AK-47 went viral on social Media.

Wani is an M.Phil scholar who completed his M Phil from a Rajasthan university couple of in 2016 after completing his masters in Political Science from a university in Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh.

Ishaq, his cousin while speaking to The Kashmiriyat had said that Zubair left home Thursday afternoon after he told his parents that he was going to appear in the JKSSB examinations to be held on Saturday.

However, Friday afternoon, his picture in army fatigues and brandishing an AK-47 has gone viral. “I was sitting on my shop when I got the news. I don’t even remember if I closed the shop or not. I ran home. We have been hit by a catastrophe,” his cousin said.

The family is a lower middle class family, his cousin said, adding that Wani’s father, Muhammad Afzal, is a farmer and apart from an unmarried daughter he has a widowed daughter, her two kids and another son to look after.